4/22/24

Con Expo 2023 Summit & Miller 1080p


We shot a video at the Conexpo/Con-agg last March 2023 with Miller Enpak to let the Construction industry learn how our products provide industry-leading service truck solutions. The video shows a Summit 10 Series Service Truck and Miller Enpak, two pieces of equipment that make equipment repair work smarter, safer, and more efficient. This video was produced by Construction Equipment Magazine. . #conexpo23 #summitbodies #getthe job done

4/20/24

SpaceKap Diablo Fiberglass Slip-in Service Bodies



When it comes to working in tough environments, you need a truck that can keep up with you. That's where the SpaceKap Diablo comes in. Crafted from top-grade materials, SpaceKaps are built to withstand the most rugged conditions while still providing the functionality and flexibility you need to get the job done. Inside, you'll find ample storage space and organizational features that allow you to keep your tools and equipment in order, and easily accessible. With the Diablo model easily slipping into the back of your pickup truck, it's the ultimate solution for anyone who needs a versatile, rugged work truck. See the difference the Diablo SpaceKap can make in your work life, contact the Expertec team or visit our website today.

4/18/24

4/16/24

DHL Express & Electrification: A Package Deal | Customer Interview | Ford Pro™


For DHL Express, adopting electric vehicles isn’t about following trends; it’s about making a bigger impact for its people, business and customers. To help with fleet electrification and carbon reporting, DHL Express turned to Ford Pro™ for vehicle and software solutions. Watch this video to learn more about DHL Express’ electrification journey.


4/14/24

Enoven Fixed Sides Landscaper Dump


Our Enoven Fixed Sides Landscaper Dump has been one of our best sellers during the winter months.

The most popular build is our heavy duty 12’ steel body. It is built with 10ga floor with formed bed halves, 10ga laser cut headboard, 9 ton capacity hoist, and 12ga formed fixed sides and rear barn doors. The body is completely powder coated and will withstand the rigors of everyday use.

In our experience these sell if they are on the lot and ready to be put to work! Please contact us to order, or if you have any questions!


                                         Enoven Truck Body and Equipment - 916-372-9692



4/10/24

ALL-NEW FISHER Poly TEMPEST™ Hopper Spreaders


Take a look at the brand new Poly TEMPEST line of hopper spreaders. Pedar Steinquist, Product Manager - Ice Control, highlights the features and benefits of this addition to TEMPEST hopper line.


4/08/24

Venco Venturo Industries, LLC Electric-Hydraulic Cranes - Work Truck Show


ET6K ELECTRIC-HYDRAULIC CRANE Max. Capacity 2,000 lb - Crane Rating 6,000 ft-lb - Max. Reach 10 ft Min. Truck Size Needed (GVWR) Class 2 (8,000 lb) The Venturo ET6K service crane is a 6,000 ft.-lbs. crane with 2,000 lb. lifting capacity featuring electric winch, power rotation and hydraulic boom elevation with a single, manual extension up to 10 ft. ET12KXP ELECTRIC-HYDRAULIC CRANE Max. Capacity 3,500 lb, Crane Rating 12,000 ft-lb, Max. Reach 16 ft Min. Truck Size Needed (GVWR) Class 2 (8,800 lbs GVWR) With a 12,000 FT-LB rating and a 3,500 LB maximum capacity, the ET12KXP can be installed on trucks with a minimum Class 2 (8,800 lbs GVWR). The ET12KXP features proportional control, single-stage full-hydraulic extension and a one-piece hexagonal boom for increased strength. This new crane features a 9′ – 16′ reach. ET12K(X) ELECTRIC-HYDRAULIC CRANE Max. Capacity 3,500 lb - Crane Rating 12,000 ft-lb - Max. Reach 15 ft Min. Truck Size Needed (GVWR) Class 2 (8,800 lb) The Venturo ET12KX service crane is a versatile application that is neither too large or too small for a majority of lifting jobs. This crane has been utilized heavily in municipal/public works industry lifting anything from service equipment to fire hydrants throughout the United States. With a 12,000 FT-LB rating and a 3,500 LB maximum capacity, the ET12KX can be installed on trucks with a minimum 8,800 GVWR. The ET12K(X) comes in two configurations; the ET12K offers two-stage manual boom extension, and the ET12KX offers single-stage hydraulic extension with a secondary manual boom extension.

4/06/24

NTEA Work Truck Show Product Spotlight: Custom Van Cabinets


The NTEA show may be a truck show at heart, but vans have also burst onto the scene in recent years. We've got aluminum storage solutions adapted for those vehicles as well! Here's Product Line Manager Jake Berens to tell you more about our custom van cabinets.

4/04/24

The AL-RS CM Truck Bed


Enoven Truck Bodies & Equipment is a distributor and upfitter of CM Truck Beds, a market leader for many years in ranch-style flatbeds and their product line is constantly expanding. Enoven is always looking for quality partners like CM Truck Beds to be able to offer the best products and value for our clients.

See more about CM Truck Beds at https://cmtruckbeds.com/

See more about all of our products and services at Enoven.com

4/02/24

Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator - Saving Lives


A Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) is mounted to a shadow vehicle for purposes of protecting the work crew in front of the shadow vehicle and protecting the motorist that might drive into the lane closed off by the shadow vehicle. Shadow vehicles should be trucks in a weight range of 16,000 lbs. to 20,000 lbs. and preferably 20,000 lbs., which is the weight of the truck tested for certification. The TrafFix Scorpion TMA 10,000 is available in three basic models. • Model A is a TL-2 device tested at 70 km/hr. for use on trucks needing low speed protection or as a replacement cartridge for trucks already equipped with a TL-2 attenuator cartridge. • Model B is a TL-3 device tested at 100 km/hr for use on trucks needing high speed protection. The Model B uses a strut section in addition to the TL-2 cartridge section to achieve a higher speed device. The rear cartridge section has a hinged hydraulic coupling with fluid on both sides of the cylinders and solenoid valve lockouts. The rear cartridge can be raised to 90º where a scissors lock engages to lock the cartridge in the 90º position. An operators switch has an up and down button and the down button releases the lockout and lowers the cartridge. The release of the up or down button stops the cartridge at that angle. The Model B has a 10º tilt at the strut to allow clearance at driveways. During construction when the shadow vehicle truck has to drive in and out of sloped areas such as the drainage median or a driveway, the strut can be temporarily raised 10º to travel over this terrain. In the normal transport mode the rear cartridge is elevated and locked at 90º for theModel B. • The Model C uses a 90º hydraulic tilt attached to the strut. This allows the Model C system to raise the strut to the vertical position with the cartridge in a horizontal position over the top of the truck for the normal transport mode. The Scorpion TMA 10,000 is mounted to a truck at a road clearance height of 12 ±1. In the deployed mode the system extends 13 to the rear of the truck. The Scorpion TMA 10,000 consists of three basic components. A steel back-up is attached to the rear of the truck with an all-steel support structure. An all aluminum tube frame extends out 13 from the back-up. Inside the tube frame is a series of four aluminum boxes filled with energy absorbing aluminum honeycomb. The back-up support structure uses all steel angles, plates, and C-channels welded using wire feed mig welding. The tube frame construction uses all aluminum tube and plate construction welded using wire feed mig welding on both sides of the tube/plate interface. The aluminum boxes use closed end sealing rivets for joining the sheet metal. The aluminum honeycomb is joined to the aluminum face sheets using oven cured epoxy resin. The aluminum boxes are painted with a bright yellow powder-coated finish for lasting durability. The Scorpion TMA has been tested and passed all optional and mandatory requirements suggested in the NCHRP-350 Report for TL-3 evaluation criteria, for speeds up to 62.5 mph (100 km/h) and is sold worldwide. For more information: https://www.traffixdevices.com/produc...

3/29/24

Welcome to Work Truck Week 2024 - Rockport Truck Bodies


We are here at the 2024 Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, IN at the Indiana Convention Center. Come see us in booth 6101 and say hi!

3/27/24

Onboard Scales and Smart Hitch | A Ford Towing Video Guide | Ford


Onboard Scales and Smart Hitch are 2 great features that can help you properly load your Ford truck when towing. Learn more in this video.

3/25/24

Fisher Snowplow at NTEA Work Truck Week 2024


Take a look at our time at Work Truck Week in Indianapolis this year! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the FISHER® booth to chat and take a look at our new products.


3/23/24

KIA PBV Vans getting ready for Work (Work Truck Week 2024)


Kia revealed a lineup of all-electric vehicles for commercial and fleet applications at CES in 2024. They brought them to the @WorkTruckWeek 2024 to build relationships with potential customers and partners, including the upfitter @Holman1924

3/21/24

Cargo Loading Ramps that Store Easily, Handles Most Loads and Won't Get in the Way


With the increasing trend promoting employee 🦺 safety, the need to easily load and unload cargo, tools 🛠️ and equipment is more important than ever. Expertec, as always, is here for our customers with vehicle 🚚 loading ramps that offer the platform you need, the ease of installation you want and the durability you demand. Featuring a variety of styles, we can provide a loading ramp that stores easily, handles any load you need to put on it and won’t get in the way. Contact our team today to discuss your cargo loading requirements or visit our website... https://expertec.ca/products/accessor...


3/19/24

Introducing the PTO Shaft-Driven ALL-IN-ONE Power System®


Vanair® makes a press conference announcement at the 2024 Work Truck Week show, hosted by NTEA – The Work Truck Association™. What's the BIG news? Vanair® proudly introduces the PTO Shaft-Driven Underdeck ALL-IN-ONE Power System® is a game-changing innovation that redefines power accessibility for professionals https://vanair.com/udsm-all-in-one-po.... This revolutionary system offers an impressive six forms of power (air compressor, generator, welder, battery boost, battery charge, and hydraulics), positioning it as an indispensable and versatile solution for various needs.

3/17/24

We Are VMAC: Learn About VMAC Global Technology Inc


VMAC manufactures innovative air compressors and multi-power systems for municipal, mobile mechanic, utilities, mining, oil and gas, and construction industries. In this story, you’ll see how VMAC’s people and culture, drive for innovation excellence, and passion for continuous improvement in manufacturing allow us to pursue our goal of improving the mobile compressed air industry for our partners and customers.

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3/15/24

Easy Swap Technology | The Kia PBV


Learn more about Easy Swap technology that enables the flexible interchange of PBV upper bodies, or life modules. With this new design, customers can select a vehicle that perfectly suits their particular lifestyle or usage need.


3/13/24

Next Step in the UPFIT Process: Ensuring Proper Maintenance.

While mistakes may not often happen when maintaining upfits, they can occur. Having the right "tools" for the job is essential.  - Photo: GETTYIMAGES.COM/KARANDAEV

 - Photo: GETTYIMAGES.COM/KARANDAEV

Your upfit is installed, and you are now utilizing it in your operations. The next step in the upfit process is ensuring proper maintenance.

Top Upfit Maintenance Challenges:


A huge challenge many fleet managers face in maintaining upfits is simply communicating the value and importance of proper upfit maintenance to field personnel and drivers.


“Most drivers understand the importance of oil changes, brake services, etc., and will typically make sure their vehicle is serviced in a timely manner. But prioritizing upfit maintenance in a similar fashion typically isn’t something that comes naturally. The fleet manager must educate their frontline personnel on the critical aspect of properly maintaining the vehicle’s equipment; not only to maximize its effective lifecycle and control costs but also to ensure the safety of their fleet personnel in the field,” said Jeff Klinghoffer, regional engineering manager for Holman Enterprises.


At the end of the day, it comes down to education and awareness.


“As a fleet manager, you’ll need to communicate the importance of proper upfit and equipment maintenance to your drivers. Beyond that, you can certainly implement processes and procedures to assess the condition of the vehicle and its upfit regularly. You can also explore potential gamification or incentive programs to help secure buy-in from your drivers,” Klinghoffer added.


Let’s face it; fleet managers have a lot on their plate.


“Fleet managers face daily challenges mixed in with bigger picture issues that include building a safe, reliable, and appropriate truck for the job while making executives and stakeholders happy. Finding the time to answer all of the challenges can be difficult,” said Mathew Marcussen, director of customer relations for BrandFX. “Taking the time to do research and learn more, in the beginning, will reap great savings, benefits, and efficiency in the end. Also, purchase a body that maintains its good condition over a long period will reduce the cost of repairs and service.”


When it comes to the different types of materials used in upfitting, you need to select the right material for the job.


“Ladder racks on top of cargo vans are impacted by either the snow and ice removal chemicals in the Midwest or the salty air near coastal regions. Using aluminum and stainless steel in those products is a must to provide the customer a quality product that gets them a good return on their investment,” said Katie Groves, national fleet sales manager for Adrian Steel.


Don’t forget to depend on those who know upfitting best.


“Partner with an upfitter that has a national presence and a team that can support these instances,” Groves recommended.


6 Mistakes Maintaining Upfits


While mistakes may not often happen when maintaining upfits, they can occur. Here are a few top ones to avoid:


Mistake 1: Lack of Inspection


Just as drivers need to inspect your vehicle for leaks, tire wear, etc., they should examine their upfits, too.


“Constantly check routing and clipping for rub points, just because a battery cable was tied up nicely last time you inspected it doesn’t mean a clip didn’t break loose since then,” said Brad Howard, director of Operations for Fontaine Modification.


Mistake 2: Ignoring Preventive Maintenance


When it comes to the vehicles themselves, preventive maintenance (PM) second nature, but that may not be true for upfits.


“Fleet managers realize that adhering to a recommended PM schedule is vital to optimizing the vehicle’s lifecycle and controlling the total cost of ownership. However, the same methodology also applies to a vehicle’s upfitting and equipment, but preventive maintenance for these items is often overlooked,” said Kelly Klemisch, regional engineering manager, Holman Enterprises.


To avoid this mistake, work upfits into your PM strategy for your vehicles.


“Regular service for equipment such as air compressors, material handling units, and aerial devices should be included in the unit’s PM schedule. Additionally, you can also include inspections in the schedule as well, so drivers receive reminders for those items as well. Or, at the very least, take measures to keep these PM items top-of-mind for drivers and operators. For example, you can track crane or compressors hours on an interior door decal,” Klemisch added.


Mistake 3: Not Adjusting Upfits Correctly 


Make sure that ladder racks are correctly adjusted to your ladders. 


“A properly adjusted ladder rack will keep the ladder secured on the van during transportation, reduce noise that could cause driver distraction, and extend the life of both the ladder and ladder rack,” said Katie Groves, national fleet sales manager for Adrian Steel.


Mistake 4: Misusing Upfit Equipment


You should also ensure your drivers and frontline workers fully understand how to use the vehicle’s equipment properly.


“Many vocational vehicles feature sophisticated and complex attachments, so training your employees on the best practices for using these units will help to minimize premature wear and tear and maximize the equipment’s effective lifecycle. This also applies to something as simple as a vehicle’s storage units. We often see fleet personnel overloading a service body or interior shelving with more than it is intended to hold, and this really impacts the longevity of these items,” said Klemisch of Holman Enterprises.


Mistake 5: Wrong Service Timing


When you service certain upfit items is also essential.


“When you service trucks, and related upfits is a big item. One example is a snowplow: make sure to service at the end of the snow season AND beginning of the season,” said Patrick Clark, director of fleet sales for Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment.


Mistake 6: Improper Equipment Storage

Where you store your equipment has a considerable impact on its useful service life.

“Also storing equipment inside helps preserve the life. Work with the local upfitters to make sure you are servicing cranes, liftgates, plows etc correctly,” said Clark of Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment.


Source: https://www.worktruckonline.com/10120069/value-of-effectively-maintaining-upfits